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Where to buy gluten powder?

Gualtier Malde Oct 31, 2012 11:39 AM

The other day I came across a jar of gluten powder on our shelves. I have no idea where I got it, or why, but after a bit of thought I used it in some bread I was making in our Zojirushi and am pleased with the result: The product is toasting bread and I replaced about 10-15 grams of bread flour with 1 Tbsp of this gluten and got a loaf with a nearly crystalline crumb. It toasts to an evenly porous crunchy consistency which holds plenty of butter and without any chewy center.

I have no idea where I got it, and searches for a source bring up nothing but page after page of "gluten free" products and recipes. I will greatly appreciate some help finding a source.
Gualtier - Seattle, WA

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    travelerjjm Oct 31, 2012 12:15 PM

    Our local groceries -- with tend to have few special things -- have it. It is called "Vital Wheat Gluten" in the store. If you look for "gluten power" or similar, you won't find it.

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      FriedClamFanatic Oct 31, 2012 12:18 PM

      yes.we have gluten available next to our bread flours in our supermarkets, but it is in a box, not a jar. It can help to improve most whole grain recipes

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        MikeG Oct 31, 2012 01:32 PM

        Bob's Red Mill is a national producer that makes vital wheat gluten. Tends to show up in health food or earthy/crunchy stores like Whole Foods, or by mail.

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          Gualtier Malde Nov 3, 2012 12:35 PM

          I tried Bob's first thing. Put "gluten powder" in the search box, and got 10 results (9 in attached capture + "soy protein powder". Since posting this, though, I have had other info that Bob's does make and market gluten and will go to our "Puget Consumers' Co-op" for it. Perhaps gluten has become too non-PC to admit to - like foie gras.

          Thank you for your replies.

          1. re: Gualtier Malde
            paulj Nov 3, 2012 12:47 PM

            In the Seattle area, Mana Mills in Mountlake Terrace (just off I5 and 220th), is a old-fashioned health food store that carries things like this (even though a larger section of gluten free products).

            1. re: Gualtier Malde
              FriedClamFanatic Nov 3, 2012 03:25 PM

              King Arthur Flour has it i think

              1. re: Gualtier Malde
                sweethooch Nov 3, 2012 04:21 PM

                But if you search that site for vital wheat gluten as advised, it does pop right up....

            2. MsMaryMc Oct 31, 2012 07:06 PM

              King Arthur Flour/Bakers Catalog sells it.

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                sweethooch Oct 31, 2012 11:31 PM

                agreed that you probably need to look for "vital wheat gluten" or maybe "gluten flour" -- I get it from places with good bulk foods sections, if you have such a place.

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                  laskiblue Nov 3, 2012 10:44 PM

                  If you have access to a Winco store, I am fairly sure gluten is sold in the bulk section.

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